A lot goes into planning any trip abroad, whether you're an entrepreneur, lifelong nomad, or weekend travel warrior. Now imagine planning a 10-month bus trip through South America. How much planning goes into a trip like that? How do you get over the language barrier? And how do you connect with people in an easy way?
We Share Advice On:
How to research and plan for trips
How to find incredible obscure places to visit
How to create a connection with people - language barrier included
Our experience with Culture Shock
What it was like to return home after being away for 10 months
How to re-adjust back into society after long trips
Apps we recommend for your travels
So if you’re planning on traveling to a far away place soon, this episode will be a real treat.
Enjoy the ride!
[00:20] Why we’re in New York together and what big projects we have coming up
[03:36] What we do to research locations we’ll go to and how to find the most obscure yet unforgettable places.
[05:19] Brandon loves looking up trends in the area and also gives a few tips on maps when traveling.
[07:55] How much language should you know before you travel?
[09:47] Why you need a fixer when you travel - people who can help you on your trip.
Reddit (For finding fixers): https://www.reddit.com
[11:39] The one question Brandon always asks locals to create a connection.
[12:41] What Brandon has learned from the podcast on storytelling and perspective.
[15:08] Learning culture from other people’s eyes - What connection feels like.
[16:16] The value of being open with your options and giving yourself that small freedom to explore.
[17:30] The importance of having a framework when traveling.
[19:35] Brandon’s favorite 2 questions to ask people to get to the heart of who they are.
[21:52] Daniel’s simple approach to asking great questions.
[23:26] Topic Change: What happens when you come back from a long trip.
[24:43] What Culture shock feels like, both on the road and when you come back home.
[26:17] Why it helps to treat coming home as another trip, at least for the first few days.
[27:02] Why you have to be open to the return-trip and even when you come back home.
[29:29] Daniel’s experience with coming back - rekindling relationships, dealing with how he changed and resettling back in america.
[31:15] What is society’s obsession with home’s? A tribal cave-dwelling history summary.
[33:30] Cool little app that Brandon found called Task Rabbit and how he used it.
Task Rabbit (http://bit.ly/2A3DNu1)
[35:42] What kind of jobs can you expect to do with the TaskRabbit app?
[37:10] Why coffee shops are the new offices for nomad’s.
[38:10] What makes the finance world not kind to the entrepreneur life?
[40:25] The social pressure that pops up from family and friends when you come back from a long trip.
[41:05] The technology conundrum that gives us both more time and makes us more ambitious.
[41:33] The whole new era of self-discipline and the troubles of a good work-home ethic that come with working for yourself.
[42:52] What are some nice tips and tricks to beating jet lag next time you go on a trip?
[44:50] Top 3 recommended apps worth downloading for your next big trip.